VIP Tour & Lunch
Enjoy a VIP Day at The Winter Show! Your group will enjoy early entry to the fair, a tour of highlights led by one of our prestigious exhibitors, and a catered lunch in the historic Board of Officers Room, designed by Herter Brothers. Following lunch your group is free to explore the Show, visit the 2020 Loan Exhibition, Unrivaled, and attend the 2:30 PM Loan Exhibition Lecture. To reserve your spot today, please contact Helen Kippax. Space is limited.
Loan Exhibition Lecture
The Promotion of Hispanic Culture
Philippe de Montebello and Mitchell Codding
Chairman and Executive Director of the Hispanic Society Museum & Library
Philippe de Montebello, Chairman, and Mitchell Codding, Executive Director, of the Hispanic Society Museum & Library, will discuss in a lively conversation the makings of a Museum & Library that has become an incredible resource for promoting the arts and cultures of the Hispanic world. The vision of a single individual, Archer Huntington, has made an impact on the research and scholarship of the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America, and the Philippines.
American Federation of the Arts Lecture
Paul Mellon Professor in the History of Art
In the second half of the nineteenth century, three generations of young, rebellious artists and designers revolutionized the visual arts in Britain, engaging with and challenging the new industrial world around them. The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, William Morris and his associates, and the champions of the Arts & Crafts Movement offered a radical artistic and social vision that found inspiration in the pre-industrial past and came to decisively influence visual culture in Britain and beyond.
This lecture, in conjunction with the AFA exhibition, on view at the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, CT from Feb. 13 to May 10, 2020, will explore works by pioneering artists including Ford Madox Brown, Edward Burne-Jones, William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais, William Morris, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Elizabeth Siddall, among others. “Victorian Radicals” represents the spectrum of avant-garde practices of the Victorian period, emphasizing the response of Britain’s first modern art movements to unfettered industrialization. These artists’ attention to detail, use of vibrant colors, and engagement with both literary themes and contemporary life will be illustrated through paintings, drawings, and watercolors along with superb examples of decorative art.